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Farmington Valley Arts Center, Esther Drezner Holiday Gift Gallery

Where To Buy Artisan Crafted Holiday Gifts And Original Fine Art In Connecticut: Visit The Farmington Valley Arts Center in Avon, CT

Posted: November 16, 2013 07:06 Last Updated: | C. Dianne Zweig

The Farmington Valley Arts Center, Avon, CT which boasts 20 artist studios, two galleries and classroom space has also been known for carrying wonderful holiday gifts made by fine artists. Each year, FVAC celebrates Candlelight season which is a series of festive events beginning with an opening on November, 22, 2013 at 5:00-9:00pm.  In the Esther Drezner Gallery and Gift Shop you will find wearable art, fine crafted jewelry, photography, functional pottery and ceramics, hand painted silk scarves, Judaica by Gary Rosenthal, original artwork, home decor, glassware and more. Under th...


Alice Trumbull Mason, Surface Tension, 1946, intaglio

NY Print Fair Report

Posted: November 13, 2013 15:12 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

This year's NY IFPDA Print Fair at the Park Avenue Armory ended Sunday evening, November 10.  We are still unpacking, but with an eye to shipping to Flint and then Miami for Red Dot. It was a beautiful fair, extremely well attended from opening bell to closing.  The Alice Trumbull Mason and Women of the Atelier 17 installation attracted lots of attention.  The centerpiece was Mason's Lip's Edge, 1950, which looked more modern than some of the contemporary pieces in the room.  Surface Tension was another favorite.  Intaglios by Minna Citron, Dorothy Dehner, Su...


COMMENTS ON THE ART MARKET – Volume 155 - November 2013

Posted: November 09, 2013 11:58 Last Updated: | Alyssa Rehs

The Banksy Hunt & Art Market Hype! (by: Alyssa)   “All pictures painted inside, in the studio, will never be as good as those done outside” – Paul Cezanne, a quote that has truly inspired one artist that has been sparking headlines consistently during the month of October.  British born artist, Banksy, has been making his mark on New York since the first of October; promising one graffiti work of art a day scattered throughout the City for his show, “Better Out Than In.”  After the completion of each work he posts a picture to Instagram, which sends his followers o...


SCHLEETER, Howard.  "Campo Santo" oil glaze.  Sold for $13,420.

Art Suprised and Diamonds Shined at Clarke Auction's October 27th Sale.

Posted: November 04, 2013 09:44 Last Updated: | Joseph Ronan Clarke

In the fine art selection, a Howard Schleeter oil glaze entitled “Campo Santo” garnered a surprising amount of interest directly before the sale and brought nearly 15 times the high estimate of $900 with a selling price of $13,420. Even more impressive was the verso label dating it to 1941 with an original price tag of $25. Clarke art specialist Nelia Moore, who directly handled the consignment of the painting, was pleased with the outcome saying, “We knew this was an important regional painting but we did not anticipate such aggressive bidding from collectors and dealers across the countr...


Irene RIce Pereira "Two Triangles" from the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Our Favorite 40 Museums - Part 2

Posted: October 28, 2013 10:53 Last Updated: | Jay Caldwell

As we continue to celebrate our gallery’s fortieth year in business we encourage you to go out and explore some of these fabulous museums.  *Note this list of museums is not in any particular order. Click here to read part 1 and click here to read part 3. 11. Philadelphia Museum of Art One of the largest museums in the US, the Philadelphia Museum of Art grew out of the 1876 Centennial Exhibition art gallery at America’s first World’s Fair. Their collections showcase impressionist, decorative and modern arts, an extensive collection of arms and armor, as well ...


Snow-Bound Brook

Walter Launt Palmer's Winter

Posted: October 25, 2013 11:54 Last Updated: | Kenny Ackerman

Winter is a time for peace and reflection. It seems as if the natural world is asleep, resting for the new spring. The dynamic light cascading over pristine snow transforms our surroundings. Walter Launt Palmer captured the mystery and beauty of winter. Walter Launt Palmer was born to sculptor Erastus Dow Palmer in 1854 in Albany, New York. Growing up among artists, Palmer was exposed to an assortment of influences. Travels to Europe also enabled him to met painters such as Chase and Sargent. The city of Venice became one of Palmer’s great loves that he would return to multiple times du...


Art Students League Installation

Six Degrees of Peggy Bacon at ASL

Posted: October 20, 2013 15:20 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

Six Degrees of Peggy Bacon at The Art Students League September 30 through November 1, 2013 Organized with the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Drawings, prints, letters, sketchbooks, photographs, and memorabilia trace connections that wonder through the art world and beyond, as far as Eleanor Roosevelt and Albert Einstein. Three works by Bacon are on loan from us, including the drypoint Clams and Clodhoppers, 1933. Included are Bacon’s friends such as the writer Djuna Barnes and Frank O’Hara, as well as artist-colleagues Louis Bouche, Arthur B. Dav...


$13,000 hammer.  De Forest, Roy D.  "Swamp Fever" Oil on Canvas.

Clarke Auction's Second September Sale Highlights

Posted: October 01, 2013 11:45 Last Updated: | Joseph Ronan Clarke

Clarke Auction brought a respectable range of results from their mixed offering sale on September 29th, their second in September, to close out the first month of an extremely promising fall auction season. The fine art selections showed excellent results from both old masters and modern works. The mixture of fine technique and desirability brought in bidding for an exceptional Old Master oil on canvas of Piazza San Marco. The painting, in the manner of Guardi, created significant interest in presale viewings and exploded past its conservative $1,000 to $1,500 estimate, finally hammerin...


OVIEDO, Ramon.  Oil on Canvas.

Falling Up: Clarke to Continue Fall Success with September 29th Sale.

Posted: September 25, 2013 14:36 Last Updated: | Joseph Ronan Clarke

Just three weeks after a highly successful start to the fall auction season, the Clarke Auction team of appraisers has collectively created another quality sale of fine art, midcentury, silver, jewelry, antiques, and Asian items to be held on Sunday, September 8th at 12pm EST.   The fine art selection will begin the sale and will include a number of important estate fresh pieces. One of the most exciting pieces in the fine art selection is a Roy D. Deforest  polymer on canvas entitled “Swamp Fever.” The work is signed and dated 1982 with a Phoenix Art Museum label verso.&...


John Leslie Breck before and after conservation.

Deliciously Dirty - Battling Dirt, Grime & Slime

Posted: September 18, 2013 12:50 Last Updated: | Jay Caldwell

Most visitors to museums, galleries, or private collections view the art being displayed in presentation ready condition. For historical art, this usually means that somewhere along the way a trip to the conservator was necessary. Few artworks spend their existence in hermetically sealed bubbles, therefore the ravages of time can create considerable issues and challenges for conservators. The skilled hands and encyclopedic knowledge of a conservator are what can make a work of art look superb. In our experience conservators are like restaurants – you can find quick and cheap ones...


Oliver Ingraham Lay, "Two Friends" from the Everson Museum of Art.

Our Favorite 40 Museums – Part 1

Posted: September 10, 2013 14:39 Last Updated: | Jay Caldwell

As we celebrate our fortieth year in business we’d like to share some of the wonderful American art museums which have helped inform our understanding of American and European art. Sometimes built from personal collections, other times put together to fulfill a community need, these forty museums have allowed the public to engage with all types of art. In this four part series we would like to share with you some of our favorite US museums, with the understanding that this is just the beginning. *Note this list of museums are not in any particular order. 1. Everson Mus...


My History....

Posted: August 28, 2013 10:28 Last Updated: | Alyssa Rehs

My great grandfather, M. Edwin Schillay, or Eddie as everyone called him, was an accountant here in New York City.  During the late 1930s / early 1940s one of his clients, an antique dealer, suggested that he would be a great fit in the antique business and should try it out.  My great grandfather gave it a go…he began booking trips to Europe, buying groups of paintings in bulk, packing them in 7 x 7 x 10 foot containers (which would hold 400 – 500 paintings), shipped them back to a New York rental space in the Manhattan Storage Warehouse and would sell them upon arrival.  ...


"Young Woman Picking Flowers" by Daniel Ridgeway Knight

Collecting Daniel Ridgway Knight Paintings

Posted: August 23, 2013 11:14 Last Updated: | Kenny Ackerman

Daniel Ridgway Knight was born in Philadelphia to Quaker parents in 1839. He began studying art at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and later in Paris at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts.  During his education, some of his fellow classmates were such notable artists and influencers as Mary Cassatt, Thomas Eakins, Everett Shinn, Pierre Auguste Renoir and Alfred Sisley. Knight is best known for his extraordinary ability to paint the human figure, in particular his French peasant subjects.  He was first persuaded to paint this subject while studying under the realist painter, Jean-L...


Everett Shinn "Curtain Call"

Everett Shinn and The Ashcan School Philosophy

Posted: August 23, 2013 11:10 Last Updated: | Kenny Ackerman

Turn of the century America saw a shift in focus from rural life to city life. Painters like Everett Shinn were chroniclers of this change. Everett Shinn was an American artist born in New Jersey in 1876. He began his career as a newspaper illustrator, working for such publications as The Philadelphia Press, The World, andHarper’s Weekly. While Shinn was atPhiladelphia Press, he befriendedWilliam Glackens, George Luks, and John Sloan. They influenced Shinn to bring the grittier side of urban living to the forefront of his work and were future m...


William Baziotes, Abstraction, 1943

AMERICAN MODERNIST DRAWINGS

Posted: August 13, 2013 10:07 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

ON VIEW THROUGH AUGUST 28 AMERICAN MODERNIST DRAWINGS Tuesday through Saturday, 11 AM to 5 PM Link to view exhibition: http://www.susantellergallery.com/cgi/STG_art.pl?artist=american   Works by WILLIAM BAZIOTES FRED BECKER CHARLES BURCHFIELD HANS BURKHARDT EDMOND CASARELLA HOWARD DAUM DOROTHY DEHNER SUE FULLER MORRIS GRAVES PETER GRIPPE THEODORE HAUPT FANNIE HILLSMITH KAI KLITGAARD DOROTHY BROWDY KUSHNER    HUGH MESIBOV ANGELO PINTO BERNARD ROSENQUIT ANNE RYAN LOUIS SCHANKER JUDITH SHAHN ...


1981 Delorean.

Summer Heat Brings the Cool to Clarke Auction July 22nd.

Posted: July 21, 2013 15:10 Last Updated: | Joseph Ronan Clarke

      With the summer heat wave reaching its peak this weekend in the Northeast, Clarke Auction hopes to break the weather’s trend with some exceptionally cool lots in their sale on Monday July 22nd at 5pm.       A featured item in the sale is the ultra-cool 1981 Delorean to be sold without reserve at an estimate of $8,000 - $12,000 on July 22nd. Ironic how the ‘80s icon of style is considered cool since the body is made of stainless steel and has been displayed in front of the Larchmont auction gallery for the past week during the recent heat wave.  I...


Peggy Bacon, Not Yet Open (Too Early), Wellfleet, 1952

PEGGY BACON in Wellfleet

Posted: June 18, 2013 15:21 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

Peggy Bacon & The Creation of Fine Prints in Mid-Twentieth Century Wellfleet is on view at the Wellfleet Public Library, Cape Cod, MA, June 8 through 28, 2013. Bacon made drypoints in Wellfleet in 1952 and 53. Two collectors have generously pooled their resources to compile a stunning show of charming, relevant, and extremely scarce material, for the perfect Cape Cod summer show.


William Baziotes, Young Clown, 1944-46

San Francisco Report

Posted: June 06, 2013 08:34 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

The artMRKT San Francisco fair, May 16th through 19th, was wonderful.  Of course, it’s hard to beat a pier in that sticks hundreds of feet into the harbor – a site that comes equipped with sea lions (actually lounging, playing, roaring, near pier 39), sailboats of all ages, sunsets, and unbelievable views of the Golden Gate. The fair was extremely well attended throughout and we were on our toes the entire weekend.  Special highlights for us in booth 125 were two William Baziotes pictograph-era (mid-1940s) paintings. These made a great installation with the full wall of ...


John Leslie Breck (1860–1899) Early Snow, 1894.  Oil on canvas.  18¼ x 22 inches (approx.) Signed and dated lower left: John Leslie Breck / 1894.  Available at Questroyal Fine Art, LLC, New York

Bidders Beware: American Art Sales Yield Strong Results

Posted: June 05, 2013 21:42 Last Updated: | Louis M. Salerno, Owner

Last month's American art auctions in New York confirmed the market's accelerating recovery. Critics may point out disappointing lots, but as an eager buyer I can assure you that it was exceedingly difficult to acquire the most desirable work. This is a market that consists of well-informed collectors, determined to purchase paintings that represent the best efforts by important artists. If you were in the auction room when those coveted works were offered, you could immediately sense the enthusiasm as you witnessed competitive bidding. We must be careful not to judge the market by the lot...


Katharine McCollum Gallagher, The Dolls' New Home, 1929, gouache, 13 x 10 inches

Families/Cities SHIFT -- NOW ON VIEW

Posted: April 11, 2013 12:43 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

Families/Cities SHIFT is on view at the Susan Teller Gallery from April 5 through May 11, 2013. Reception for Kitty Leech, Gwyneth Leech, Jody Pinto, and Anna Pinto: Saturday, April 13, from 4 to 6 PM. In conjunction with the Ideas City Festival, sponsored by the New Museum. This exhibition concerns nine artists from two families, the Gallagher-Leeches and the Pintos, whose histories converge over the decades, from the New Deal Era through today. Both began in Philadelphia, summered in New Jersey, and made the transition to New York. Besides the geographical parallels, the familie...


William Baziotes, White Bird, 1950, The McNay Art Museum.

San Antonio Review, March 2013

Posted: March 17, 2013 16:24 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

The 2013 McNay Art Museum Fair was early this year, March 2 and 3. It was in the high 60s or low 70s everyday and just beautiful. Ours was the booth between the entrance doors. In particular there was interest in work by William Baziotes, Peggy Bacon, Franz Kline, Angelo Pinto, Anne Ryan, Louis Schanker, and Helen A. Strojny. The fair is located just across the hall from the mid-century American room -- we could practically see Baziotes’ White Bird of 1950, from our booth. With a few hours to play tourist we visited the site of the nineteenth-century Pearl Brewing Company. Currently ...


Fred Shane, Quandary, 1974, mixed media on masonite, 16 x 24 inches

PROCESS AND PAINTING, on view through Saturday, February 23

Posted: February 19, 2013 08:54 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

PAINTINGS WITH RELATED PREPARATORY WORKS RIVA HELFOND FANNIE HILLSMITH ANGELO PINTO FRED SHANE Use this link to view entire show: http://www.flickr.com/photos/susanteller/sets/72157632725455639/ IN THE ALLEY GALLERY: WILLIAM BAZIOTES SURREALIST DRAWINGS OF THE 1930S, CONTINUED Link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/susanteller/sets/72157631962211728/    


William Baziotes, Woman with Mirror, about 1936

Report from Miami, December, 2012

Posted: December 10, 2012 11:51 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

It was terrific to be at INK Miami – this past Wednesday through Sunday. The days were in the 70s, sometimes cloudy, with occasional sun showers. Maps showed either twenty-one or twenty-four fairs, more or less even divided between Miami and Miami Beach.  INK Miami was at the Suites of Dorchester Hotel on Collins Avenue at 19th Street – essentially the center of the Miami Beach Art Fair World.The show was well attended, right through the days, and the visitors were knowledgeable. Several high school and college groups came through -- they were always a lot of fun to talk to and...


William Baziotes, Split Figure, 1936-39

WILLIAM BAZIOTES

Posted: November 28, 2012 10:05 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

William Baziotes: A Centennial Exhibition, Surrealist Drawings of the 1930s, is on view at the Susan Teller Gallery from November 15 through December 29, 2012. (Closed December 2 - 11 for INK Miami.) Born in Pittsburgh, raised in Reading, PA, Baziotes (1912-1963) came to New York City in 1933. He attended the National Academy of Design and graduated in 1936 and then worked on the New Deal Projects. In the late 1930s he met the artists Jimmy Ernst, Gerome Kamrowski, and Matta, with whom he explored Surrealism. In early 1940s he met Jackson Pollock, Andre Masson, and Robert Motherwell, Abs...


Eero Aarnio for Asko Ball Chairs

Back to the Future of Cool: Clarke Auction's Midcentury Selection for November 18th Sale.

Posted: November 14, 2012 13:57 Last Updated: | Joseph Ronan Clarke

  Taking the best of the 1950s and bringing it into the present has become the specialty of Clarke Auction in recent months. Theoretically, time travel has not been invented, but Clarke Auction certainly comes close by bringing midcentury back to the future. Firing up their flux capacitors for Sunday November 18th at 2pm are the top design names of Paul Evans, Mira Nakashima, Eero Aarnio, Paul Kjaerholm, Paul McCobb, Harry Bertoia, Bruno Matheson, Vladimir Kagan, and Karl Springer. Hoping to prove that lightning strikes twice, not only on clock towers, but at auctions as well, P...